Finding the Song: Editing spoken word audio as music
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These are the slides from my presentation at PodCamp Montreal 2009. You really need the audio for the presentation to make sense, since it's about audio editing! :) Audio avaliable at ...

These are the slides from my presentation at PodCamp Montreal 2009. You really need the audio for the presentation to make sense, since it's about audio editing! :) Audio avaliable at

http://www.archive.org/download/EditingSpeechAsIfItWereMusic/editingspeech_vbr.mp3

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Finding the Song: Editing spoken word audio as music Finding the Song: Editing spoken word audio as music Presentation Transcript

  • Finding the Song Editing an interview as if it were music Monday, December 14, 2009 1
  • The Agenda Why edit? Speech as Song The Usual Suspects Tips and techniques Ethics Open Discussion Monday, December 14, 2009 2
  • Why Edit? It’s about respect! the audience the subject the interviewer (get over yourself!) Monday, December 14, 2009 3
  • Speech as Song Consider chant when editing speech Monday, December 14, 2009 4
  • The usual suspects Um’s and Ah’s “You know” “double-clutching” false starts run-on interviewer questions!!!! Monday, December 14, 2009 5
  • Down to details think phrases, not words Monday, December 14, 2009 6
  • Tips and Techniques phrases are families - don’t be a home wrecker! editing consonants vs. vowels let the speaker breathe! timing is everything! (100ms can be a long time!) Monday, December 14, 2009 7
  • Ears, not Eyes don’t get hung up on waveforms close your eyes speech rhythm is heard, not seen! Monday, December 14, 2009 8
  • Dealing with silence mistreatment of silence destroys the rhythm silence can communicate silence is white space, not empty space record some room tone! Monday, December 14, 2009 9
  • Pick your spots Don’t edit out the humanity! save the tightest editing for key points this is a point of some debate Monday, December 14, 2009 10
  • Some examples Monday, December 14, 2009 11
  • Ethics of editing editing is not about distortion editing is not about creating fiction editing is about making the meaning clear Monday, December 14, 2009 12
  • Ethical dilemmas? re-recording questions after the fact using pitch correction to make a statement sound like a question speech impediments Monday, December 14, 2009 13
  • About me On the Log http://onthelog.com The B-Side http://bee-ess.org @johnMeadows (Twitter) john@meadowsonline.com Monday, December 14, 2009 14